Man of Steel Review

I’m not a huge Superman fan, and to be honest, I didn’t really know much about his character. Before going into this movie, I heard that the critic reviews tore it up. Naturally I had low expectations, especially since I wasn’t really on the Superman bandwagon. The one thing that I can say is that I absolutely loved Man of Steel.

One thing that the critics hated was Zack Snyder’s direction. I don’t know why, I thought the cinematics were brilliant. I also loved Sucker Punch and thought the scenes were beautifully shot. He also directed 300, Watchmen, as well as Dawn of the Dead, so he’s no director to mess with. The fight scenes in Man of Steel were delicious to watch, and the speed of the fight scenes didn’t make your head spin. The pacing of the movie was very well-balanced, and not focused on 20 minute fight scenes (Cough…Transformers…). The soundtrack was also thrilling, a no-brainer considering it was composed by the extraordinary Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, The Batman Trilogy, Inception – just to name a few….)

Amy Adams made Lois Lane seem less damsel in distress, and more strong, independent woman. The only complaint I have is about her character development of her relationship with Superman. There wasn’t enough time to build their relationship and I feel like they rushed through it. It was as if they just met and the next minute they were already kissing. There was no build-up to appreciate, so it was a little of a let down because you expected them to get together anyway. Kevin Costner really stuck out for me as Johnathan Kent, considering he did not have a huge role in this film.

Also, Henry Cavill, where have you been all my life? His muscles are real, not CGI. His beautiful, beautiful body is completely real. What am I talking about?

Can we just appreciate this for a moment

Charming as Clark, and kick-ass as Superman, he was the perfect mix of gorgeous and relentless faith in human nature. His film credentials are small right now, but after Man of Steel, his career is going to skyrocket. Who can resist that mesmerizing smile of his? Oh yeah, and Cavill’s European.

One more for good measure

Man of Steel is a great crowd-pleaser, despite what critics say. I mean they’re called critics for a reason I guess? From an outside perspective, someone who’s not familiar with the origins of Superman, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

8.5/10

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Wow, I’ve Been MIA For a While…

An update on my life!

I haven’t posted anything in a while, because I’ve been too busy training for my new summer job. I finally got hired at Casey’s as a waitress. Yay! I’m all done training now, so I can now return to putting more effort into blogging.

In light of my new summer employment, here’s a comic posted on The Oatmeal about farting waitresses. It’s quite hilarious. You can find the comic here.

Where in the World Is…

…Chris O’Donnell?

Holy rusted metal Batman!

Best known for his role as Robin in Batman Forever, and the most unliked movie in history; Batman and Robin, Chris O’Donnell was your boy next door during the mid 90’s. I’m not sure what it was about him, but something about that man in spandex, and his boyish charm was so damn attractive.

But where is he now? He disappeared from the movie scene shortly after Batman and Robin, and headed over to TV. He guest starred in high-profile shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Two and a Half Men. Now, he stars in NCIS: Los Angeles alongside LL Cool J.

So that’s where the rapper is now…

Celeste and Jesse Forever Review

Celeste and Jesse Forever has so much heart. Written by funny girl Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, who both star in this film, you know you can expect some good laughs.

This film focuses on high school sweethearts who get married, but then their marriage doesn’t end up working out, and Rashida wants to get a divorce from Andy Samberg. It follows the ups and downs of their relationship; their fighting, making up, meeting new people, all while trying to maintain a friendship with each other.

I liked this film a lot because of the rawness of the situations are. The constant push and pull, wanting and fighting of the relationship is as real as it gets. The feelings between them are made strong, and you are rooting so badly for them to get back together and just stop arguing. It’s not your typical romcom, and it’s a movie that should get much more credit than it does. It’s filled with drama, real emotions, tenderness, all wrapped up in a big comedic bow. I have so much more respect for Rashida Jones as a serious actress, and an even bigger crush on Andy Samberg.

It’s available on Netflix, and I suggest you watch it

8/10

The Purge Review

I was really excited for this movie to come out, and ended up seeing it opening night. The theatre sold out naturally, and apparently this film is doing really well in the box office.

This was an all around fun movie to see in theatres. Packed with suspense and gore, it left me feeling real sympathy for the characters. My favourite part of this movie was the concept. It’s a fresh take on your typical home invasion horror, and not as predictable as you may think.

Cersei Lannister Lena Headey was the most impressive as a suburban american mother, and still as lovely as ever. Keep an open mind going into the film and don’t expect this movie to have an incredible ending. The final 20 minutes of the film will have you cheering the family on, and the ending really throws you for a loop. I’ve heard people say they disliked the ending, but I didn’t mind it so much, as I wasn’t expecting anything. I feel that’s the attitude you need before seeing this movie.

6.5/10

Please Take a Moment to Read This – Cheerios Takes a Step Forward

There’s a new Cheerios ad portraying an interracial couple, and their mixed-race child. Apparently there’s been a considerable amount of backlash about the ad, and many negative comments were made demeaning the interracial family portrayed.

There were even comments about the ad on Reddit, and to give you an example of the disgusting racial hate, one user wrote: “now all we need is a black character on tv that speaks in full sentences and we’re set!”

Are you kidding me? Apparently the ad on Youtube received too many ugly racial comments, and the comment feature needed to be disabled. It upsets me so much that some people of America, and probably others in the world, are so unaccepting of people who are in an interracial relationship, and it surprises me that there’s that much backlash over this Cheerios commercial.

To be honest, the ad is quite funny, pulls on your heart-strings, and really gives you a sense of warmth. The fact that people are making racist comments, and that this ad is getting so much heat for portraying an interracial couple and their mixed-race child downright disgusts me. Families are families, whether they consist of interracial parents, two mothers, two fathers, single parents, etc. There’s no longer this ‘standard’ to what families have to be like, and people need to start getting the fuck used to it.

The article about the backlash complete with the most detail can be seen here and the darling Cheerios ad can be seen here

Where in the World Is…

…This power couple of the 90’s?

When I was a kid, I liked to pretend that the world was a magical place to live in, and that somewhere out there, Sabrina the teenage witch really existed. The show lasted for seven seasons, and the series finale brought back Harvey Kinkle (the on again/off again beau of Sabrina’s life), which really brought the entire series full circle. Since then, she’s enjoying the married life, complete with three sons, and still balancing an acting career. She’s appeared in several tv movies, and her current project is the ABC Family sitcom; Melissa and Joey, which is in its third season.

He was the Finn Hudson of the 90’s

Nate Richert, no longer acting, has pursued a career as a musician. I did not see that coming, that’s for sure. Apparently, he’s quite talented. A singer/songwriter, this bluegrass babe has the ability to play several instruments, and he recently released an album entilted Halogen Moon in December 2012. You can preview and purchase it here 

My childhood dreams…